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Last ate 1 day, 1 hour, 50 minutes, and 47 seconds ago (Black tea, banana bread)

Last exercised 1 day, 9 hours, 27 minutes, and 5 seconds ago

Monthly budget 69% used (last spent 15gbp on Coffe grinder (Gumtree))

Words written this month (113 of posts and fiction)

Fife 2021

Life in Fife.

Contains 526 photos, the last of which were added 22 days, 22 hours, 35 minutes, and 8 seconds ago.

The tiny demon came for a little beach walk. Her second ever walkies! She likes other humans, but not so much other dogs (she has it backwards..)

An icy walk along the Fife coastal path at Seafield.

Beach run at Seafield, and some clambering on rocks. Edinburgh was shrouded in a mist which reflected pink and orange in the sunset. You can see Arthur's Seat poking out in the distance.

We walked to Kinghorn Loch, out along the coastal path and then back inland through fields. On the way we met a little friendly robin. It was much icier on the way back than anticipated, so took longer. The loch is lovely, very well kept surroundings and nice places to sit.

Walks along the promenade (one day the grey sea and sky blended together perfectly) and around the beach at Seafield. Snowy sand, icy air.

Icy sunset Seafield beach walkies.

Got the keys to my new flat. Started cleaning / fixing / dismantling but then the boiler gave up and had to pause everything.

The coldest week in the UK since 1995 or something? It snowed a lot, the sea was furious, and everything froze solid repeatedly. It was a terrible week to not have a boiler, and to have to keep going back and forth between opposite ends of town with every step an icy hazard. But it was very pretty.

On Seafield beach at sunrise, for a change. Breathtaking.

Another sunrise start (pictured from Linktown and Dysart) for boiler replacement.

And finally moved! Celebratory cake and surprise Indian food (from The Tiffin) pictured.

Biked into town for veg and it was a beautiful day but ugh I do hate cycling. Sat on Ravenscraig beach to eat a plum to recover.

The next time I just walked. Dave and I spent a day cleaning the old flat, before handing the keys in, then walked all the way back and ate ice cream on our new beach (stoically ignoring the rain) to celebrate.

Caught some obscured sunrises from the new flat.

Discovered Health Foods & More to be a treasure trove of vegan treats and eco household stuff (I thought it was just supplements and alternative medicine)!

Dysart is still so so cute, I feel like I'm on holiday every time I go out. As long as I stick to the coast/port part of the village, I can't even tell I'm in Kirkcaldy..

The sun lures me out for procrastawalks when I should be working. Who am I to resist. Also found a nice nook to read in. And cool rocks on the way to West Wemyss.

More photos of hanging out on the beach, sunrises, and the moon.

Walked to Burntisland. Nice to sea Seafield again. The water in the bay at Burntisland was still like glass.

Got up early for a walk around Ravenscraig with K. Went out again in the afternoon to check out cool fossils and throw the ball for Max. Climbed to the top of a very tall rock.

Started taking my coffee down to the beach first thing in the morning regularly.

Walked to town and back in record time (30 mins) yesterday to grab something before shops closed. Enjoyed the imminent sunset from Ravenscraig; the air was so fresh, and distant Arthur's Seat in shades of pink and blue stole the show.

Short walks and sitting on the beach around Dysart and Ravenscraig.

Walked to Buckhaven and back along the coast (12 miles). Stopped to look for/at fossils. Really beautiful rocks at Buckhaven that look like watercolour paintings, in blues, yellows and purples. Threw the ball for Max; lost one ball but found two more. Saw a curious little mink in the rocks at Buckhaven.

A beautiful week in the Kingdom with amazing sunrises and lots of time in the sun on the beach and in gardens.